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Workshops and training for researchers

 Attendance at MRE sessions counts towards Postgraduate Researcher training hours.  Add details to your eProg record following our MRE_eProg_guide.pdf.

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Shut up and write

Shut Up and Write is an event for researchers to come together for a fixed amount of time and write. The aim is not to put pressure on you to be productive, rather, to help you carve out some dedicated time to write and to present a chance to connect with other researchers. It is a great way make progress on those thesis chapters, journal articles, or grant applications.

Whilst two hours doesn't sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks in between writing sessions of 35 minutes, to help keep you motivated and on-task. During the breaks there will also be time to reflect on some of the challenges we are facing as a research community and how we might support one another.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Tue 15 Jun 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 30 Jun 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 26 Jul 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 10 Aug 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 25 Aug 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 9 Sep 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Pure drop-in

The Pure drop-in will be held online via Zoom. For details of how to join the online session, please log into your Pure account, where you will find log-in details for the session.

Do you have a question about using Pure? Something like:

  • How can I set up my Pure account?
  • How do I upload publications to Pure?
  • How can I extract my Pure data for use elsewhere?

Come along to our Pure drop-in session and ask one of our advisers. There's no need to book, just turn up on the day!

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Wed 16 Jun 2021, 12:30 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 7 Jul 2021, 12:30 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Writing your Data Management Plan a question and answer session

Are you starting to write your Data Management Plan but have questions? Then this hour long session is for you!

The session outline is as follows:

* Introduction: Overview of the Data Management Plan (DMP) and why each section is important - 20mins.

* Q&A: An opportunity to ask any DMP related questions on your mind - 20mins.

* Break: We encourage you to apply what you have learnt to your individual DMP - 10mins.

* Further questions and session wrap up - 10 mins.

If this sounds like something that would be useful to you, book onto a session today and start getting your questions ready.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.

Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Mon 21 Jun 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 27 Jul 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 8 Sep 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Choosing a Credible Journal and How to Avoid 'Predatory Publishers'

Thu 1 Jul 2021, 13:30 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)

This workshop will equip you with the skills to spot so-called 'Predatory Publishers', and feel confident in the credibility of the journals you will be submitting to. By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Feel confident in your ability to identify credible journals
  • Understand the motivations behind 'Predatory Publishing'
  • Understand the consequences of submitting your work to non-reputable journals
  • Spot the common characteristics of non-reputable publishers
  • Use established tools and processes to check the credibility of a journal

As part of this workshop we will be running an activity where a personal device (mobile phone, laptop, tablet etc.) would be useful but is not essential.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

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Open Access in five simple steps

Wed 21 Jul 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)

Open Access (OA) is an essential consideration for all Manchester researchers and PGRs. This bitesize workshop will explain OA and why you should be thinking about openness when undertaking and seeking to publish your research.

This workshop will provide you with the following:

  • Understanding of the benefits of OA for you as an individual researcher, and for the wider world.
  • Awareness of the different ways of publishing OA research.
  • Ability to choose the most appropriate OA method for your work.
  • Knowing how to ensure compliance with institutional and funder OA requirements.
  • Understanding how the Library's Scholarly Communication team can help you.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

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